Autism Spectrum Conditions : a Guide by Eddie Chaplin PDF

By Eddie Chaplin

ISBN-10: 1908993588

ISBN-13: 9781908993588

Autism Spectrum stipulations: A consultant is a finished advent to operating with individuals with autism spectrum stipulations, which addresses their wishes around the lifespan and around the variety of highbrow functioning. notwithstanding the content material is grounded in evidence-based perform and up to date examine, the textual content is meant to be as sensible as attainable, providing perception into the standard lives of individuals with autism  Read more...

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Hormonal medications People with ASC have been treated with a range of hormones to try to support behavioural management. The clinical rationales for these are often tenuous, using animal models as a basis. Niesink et al (1983) suggested that when the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) was administered to rats it led to less disturbed behaviour when their environment was disrupted. The two RCT which have been conducted show either no change in behavioural measures (Buitelaar et al, 1996) or a very modest effect on social isolation (Buitelaar et al, 1992) An animal study (Charlton et al, 1983) showed that secretin, a gastrointestinal hormone, has effects on the central nervous system, and has led to recognition of the increased incidence of gastrointestinal disease in people with ASC (Horvath & Perman, 2002) and it being trialled in altering core symptoms of ASC.

Indd 50 26/04/2013 10:58 Chapter 3: The use of medication and psychological treatments in autism spectrum conditions Melatonin is a hormone that has been used in children with developmental disorders to help with insomnia (Wheeler et al, 2005). There are no RCTs to support its use, but some children with ASC appear to benefit from it to help with sleep disturbance (Paavonen et al, 2003). Other drug treatments Adults with mild dementia have been increasingly treated with a group of drugs aimed at reducing the problems associated with memory loss.

There may be physical examination and medical investigations and often these would be to exclude other diagnostic possibilities such as mental health changes caused by physical health problems. There are many possible problems in the mental health assessment of a person with ASD. Detection of symptoms of mental illnesses largely depends on the person being able to articulate their experiences and thoughts and beliefs (Leyfer et al, 2006). It is impossible to diagnose mental illness with certainty in people with limited verbal communication.

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